NPC continues to support communities affected by Covid-19 with financial aid from the Canadian Government through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), Misereor and the European Union (EU). Through these efforts 3,516 low income families, 5,620 persons including persons with disabilities and special needs residing in orphanages and old people’s homes and 440 families from marginalised community groups  including persons with disabilities and members of female-headed households have been supported up to April 30, 2020. These distributions are valued at Rs. 11,668,411. 



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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 10:34

Special Needs Homes Assisted in Polonnaruwa

Polonnaruwa District Inter Religious Committee (DIRC) distributed Rs. 51,000 worth of dry food rations to a home for people with special needs and a children’s home. The funds to purchase the dry rations were provided to NPC by the Canadian government through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and supply and distribution was implemented through Polonnaruwa DIRC.

Kegalle District Inter Religious Committee (DIRC) handed over Rs. 99,000 worth of dry rations to five children’s homes, elders’ homes and long term care facilities. The funds to purchase the rations were provided to NPC by the Canadian government through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and supply and distribution was implemented through Kegalle DIRC.

Members of the Negombo Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC) supplied 98 packs of dry rations to needy families in the area with funds provided by NPC and distributed them in collaboration with Social Development Services Foundation and the Divisional Secretariat of Negombo. The initiative is supported by Misereor.

Monday, 20 April 2020 14:15

Tea Estate Workers Provided Relief

One hundred families on the Horamula estate in Rakwana in the Ratnapura District were provided dry rations under an initiative of the Rakwana Local Inter Religious Committee in collaboration with Godakawela Divisional Secretariat and NPC partner’s organization, Environment and Community Development Centre.

Monday, 20 April 2020 14:13

Vegetable Packs Distributed in Akurana

To assist low income families and Buddhist clergy affected by the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Akurana Local Inter Religious Committee, with the collaboration of Alawathugoda Police and NPC’s partner organization Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya, distributed 200 packs of vegetables to 16 temples in Akurana and to poor villagers in the area.

NPC, through the Vavuniya Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC) and the Rural Development Foundation of Vavuniya, identified 105 disadvantaged families from nine rural villages in need of ration packs. The relief effort was supported by Misereor.

NPC is working through its 16 District Inter Religious Committees (DIRCs) to implement a Covid-19 relief programme providing dry rations to those hardest hit by the prevailing curfew and the inability to earn daily wages to feed their families. Each district has been allocated Rs. 100,000 for this purpose to supply Rs. 2,000 worth of rations to each family.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020 13:20

Providing Relief to the Needy in Weligama

Members of the Weligama Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC) supplied 100 packs of dry rations to ten needy families in the area.

Master trainers under NPC’s project Technical Assistance to Justice Institutions in Sri Lanka working in 10 districts across the country are collaborating with government officials to fight the spread of Covid-19 using the strong network they have built with among NGOs and the private sector within the district.

Friday, 03 April 2020 12:31

HRFACs Assist Workers and Disadvantaged

The Human Rights First Aid Centre in Gampaha (HRFAC) has initiated a special complaint receiving mechanism for people to raise their concerns arising from the Covid-19 crisis and the ensuing curfew.

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